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Newsletter  September 2017

For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL)/Haliburton, and York Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads
Allied Associates LLP - Leonard Dick Alpine Plant Food BASF
Bayer - Katja Rochacewich CIBC Dekalb - Dan Kaufman
Dow Seeds - Craig Carson Evergreen John Deere - Tom Morawetz FCC Canada
Ganaraska Grain - Rafe Currelly Gowanlea Ltd - Jim, Dave Smith Green Tractors - Ken Svendsen
Hub International Lindsay, Port Perry Lockie Farms - Daryl Rush Maizex Seeds - Chadd Taylor
Midnight Acres Inc- Joe Hickson NK Seeds- Ed Warriner Pearson Insurance Lindsay
Pickseed Canada Pioneer - Tom Barrie Royal Bank
Quality Seeds - Joel Bagg Reesor Seed and Grain Terratec Environmental

AREA NEWS and Events SeptemberEastCentral2017.pdf 1270 kb. Add the information on
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all together
SeptemberEastCentral17 PRINTER.pdf 1996 kb.

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(753 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Farmers, Conservation Authority Spearheading Water Quality Improvements
  • Sparking Membership Engagement
  • Skills Development Workshops
  • The Summit on Canadian Soil Health
  • OSCIA Summer Meeting 2017 – Ottawa-Rideau Region

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(661 kb)

  1. Phosphorus: An Essential Nutrient for Soybean Production
  2. 2018 Disease Management Begins Now!
  3. Compaction: A Management Decision
  4. Diagnosing and Addressing Ponding Problems in the Field
  5. Soil Fertility Benefits of Wheat in Rotation
  6. Simple Soil Health Measures
  7. Schedule 1 Begins for the Phase-In of Professional Pest Advisors
  8. New Fee for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training

East Central Scholarships,
Criteria: Students living in the East Central area Durham, Haliburton, Peterborough, Victoria, York
- enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at a post-secondary institution or an agricultural college.
Four scholarships in the amount of $1000 - selection takes into account academic performance,
leadership, contribution to community, involvement in rural youth organizations with emphasis on
conservation and environmental goals.
Contact: http://www.regionalscia.org/scholarships.html

Applications accepted until December 31, 2017

August at Lindsay Rainfall(mm) HU
2017 45 671
2016 79 790
Avg since 1990 80 739
High 156 in '92 796 in '03
Low 30 in '04,'06 645 in '92
May 1 to Aug 31 2017 439 2367
May 1 to Aug 31 2016 194 2596
May 1 to Aug 31 Avg 317 2578
May 1 to Aug 31 high 479 in 2008 2811 in 2010
May 1 to Aug 31 low 192 in 2007 2227 in 1992
Got a project? - Need some financial assistance?
Your 4-H or Soil and Crop Association can apply for up to $1100 from the East Central Region
Soil and Crop Improvement Association for projects in the East Central area.
Decision to accept the project will reflect the mandate of the East Central Soil & Crop Improvement
Association. Contact: Neil Moore 705-324-2594, nmoore361@gmail.com

Past President Jim Buck 705-696-2567
President Tom Barrie 905-623-6330
1st Vice Alvin Brooks 905-473-3920
2nd Vice Jon Bagshaw 705-934-8989
Sec-Treas Neil Moore 705-324-2594
OSCIA Director Don Oliver 705-742-2147
Regional Communication Coordinator Neil Moore 705-324-2594
Other Directors Jim Smith, Paul Hagey, Frank Hoftyzer, Jeff Steiner, Tom Patterson,
Adam Bent, Bruce McKeown, Derrick Weiher, OMAFRA: Christine O'Reilly, Ian McDonald
Local Association - President - Sec/Treas
Durham Paul Hagey Tom Barrie
Peterborough Derrick Weiher Jim Buck
Victoria(CKL) Jon Bagshaw Adam Bent
York Jordan Coates Tom Patterson